EMEND Field Assistant and Field Technicians (Core Crew)

U of A, Renewable Resources - Ellen Macdonald Lab

Posted 02-Feb-2017

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Position Start Date


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Minimum Education Required


Area(s) of Study

  • Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time

Job Status


Job Description

Building on your education in Environmental Conservation, Natural Resource Management or Forestry, you will assist the EMEND field manager in achieving the EMEND project’s goals for the 2017 field season. Your duties may include:

  • Re-marking research plots throughout our 7000 ha research site;
  • Collecting core research data for the EMEND experiment;
  • Clearing and maintaining trails to ensure quad access into research areas;
  • Building ATV bridges to assist with accessing remote field areas;
  • Assisting the EMEND field manager with duties related to managing the EMEND field camp and        implementing the EMEND field safety program.


We are looking for self-starting, motivated individuals with the following attributes:

  • Comfortable working and living in a remote field environment;
  • A passion for sustainability and a desire to live and work in the remote boreal forest;
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Plant identification skills, Navigation skills, and ability to use both GPS and/or a compass and a map would be considered an asset;
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • experience driving ATV’s is considered an asset

Additional Information

Situated in the picturesque boreal forest, EMEND is the largest forest management experiment in the world and is contributing directly to sustainable forest management policy in Alberta. This is your chance to help shape your future – this is your chance to make a difference.

This position will be a 4 month position (approximately May 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017). EMEND is located approximately 90 KM NW of Peace River, Alberta. Food and lodging while at camp is provided. You can learn more about this exciting project at www.emendproject.org.

Please submit applications to Amy Hayden: emend@ualberta.ca. Subject line, Field Assistant Application

The deadline for applications is 5pm MST, February 17, 2017, early applications are encouraged.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

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